“What in the name of the Empire are those?” “One, will you quit with the Empire, two, you’re the brains, you tell me,” Jason moved closer to one of the figures. They were perfect human forms but you could see nothing of them. The one nearest him lifted an arm. Quickly he backed away as … Continue reading Out of Sync (A Tempus Rock short)
“What do you think’s up there?” Arioch looked nervously at the moving staircase. They moved slowly, tauntingly. He had approached them earlier and they had sped up ever-so-slightly; he had not gone near since. They never seemed to end. With each second a new, grey, metallic step emerged from the depths and rolled upwards, forming … Continue reading From above (a short story)
“Take me to him,” Tobias tried his best to imitate Dr Carmichael from the Ministry. He drew himself up to his full height, clasped his hands behind his back and stared at the nurse with the distinct air of knowing better than anyone else nearby. It seemed to do the trick. The nurse nodded and … Continue reading Paradox Syndrome (A Tempus Rock short)
He tried the cafe opposite this time. He'd dismissed it before because it was so busy and he needed to get a table outside. The sun was out again and with it came the people: tourists, people on lunch breaks and her. Today, he'd gone back ten minutes earlier and managed to sneak onto a … Continue reading Definition of Madness (a Tempus Rock prompt short story)
Ok here goes, number 1 of Situ Prompt! If you have no idea what this is, have a read of the 'explained' post first to find out what you need to do. In a nutshell, put your character in the situation detailed below and see what happens! Post your work or a link to your … Continue reading Situ Prompt #1
I've had a lot of fun since I got back into the writing groove working on a variety of different prompts. There are the numerous twitter prompts and there are also some great prompts on people's blogs. (Miranda and M have really great ones if you are looking for some). But now I've decided to get … Continue reading Situ Prompt Explained
The walkway had remanants of ice creeping round the edges, climbing out of the water and trying to reach me. Each step took a huge amount of effort to stay upright. It took even more effort to keep going forward. The water itself was calm. It was as pristine as a mirror, completely without blemish. … Continue reading The Monster in the Cabin
I've been trying to enter a lot of competitions and submit to anthologies lately. My writing group have been sharing the different outlets we've found and it's led to the conversation - does a theme make it harder or easier? I've submitted stories that fit themes and some that only fit a genre. And honestly, … Continue reading Inspiration – where do you find it?